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29/04/2013 at 23:22

I saw a common carder bee today feasting on our primulas - it's so cute.

30/04/2013 at 16:17

I bumble bee and hover flies zooming around the garden,the bumble lives at the base of the cherry tree in a hole in the grass.On my water butt i have covered the openings so as the bees do not get trapped inside,I found  a number of dead ones one year so took action .

30/04/2013 at 16:50

today there are solitary bees all over the pulmonarias and their little earth volcanos have appeared in the lawn

30/04/2013 at 16:55

I also have some beige coloured bees but I don't know what they are, any ideas?

20/06/2013 at 20:01

I now feel that what I saw was a bee fly and not a common carder bee as it had a long proboscis.  Ooops!

20/06/2013 at 20:05

i can recognise those ranunculus but i still cant tell my bees apart reliably

20/06/2013 at 20:12

Our Shady Bank is full of bees busily buzzing around the foxgloves, clematis, aquilegias, roses,echiums and iris - the bees all seem to be coming out of and returning to  holes in the soffits of next door's roof   There are hundreds of them - every cloud has a silver lining 

20/06/2013 at 20:22

Sorry nutcutlet I am a novice - it was only an article in a gardeners world magazine that led me to believe it was a c.c.bee as it was the only one I saw with a beige bum

20/06/2013 at 20:30

Would much rather have bees in my soffits than starlings any day Dove! 

Saw a hoverfly today - first one I've seen this year. More bees around recently too but no good at identifying them. Love seeing them around. 

20/06/2013 at 20:32

Strangely enough FG, last summer the neighbour had starlings nesting in his roof - not this year - a sparrowhawk took one off the roof earlier this spring and we thought that explained  it, but perhaps the bees saw them off?

20/06/2013 at 20:32

 I've had a few bee's in my garden, mainly with white bottoms. There are at least two other species though, will have a closer look at the weekend when I've more time.   

22/06/2013 at 16:38

I have bees flying round my Leyland Cyprus, bottom branches and to halfway up, they land  and seem to walk on the ribs of the leaves then carry on flying around the tree, WHY? They are bumble bees.


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